"Myanmar's rubber production went up by over 40,000 tons, reaching over 100,000 tons in the fiscal year 2011-12 from over 60,000 tons in 2005-06.
Rubber grows well in Tanintharyi region, Kachin, Kayin and Shan states where planting of rubber is being transformed from a small scale to a commercial scale."
Aug 2012, Xinhua
Myanmar is rapidly emerging as the destination of choice for natural rubber investments. Suitable agro-climatic conditions and plenty of denuded forestland that can be converted into valuable farming area are shifting rubber plantations to a more commercial scale. Furthermore, the recently enacted foreign investment law is attracting natural rubber producing countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, China and Vietnam to seek investment opportunities in Myanmar.
Neighboring countries such as Laos, Cambodia and Philippines are also seeing growing potential in increasing rubber output as the governments initiate roadmaps to develop the rubber industries and facilitate direct market access to tire and other natural rubber-based manufacturers. Driven by global demand and mainly by the tire industry, natural rubber is a valuable commodity and plantations and processing facilities are continuously striving to increase yield, enhance productivity and improve quality to meet compliance and global standards.
"The Philippine rubber industry is looking to increase its domestic share to 50 percent by 2016, with public and private sector vowing support for the industry's development..."
Sep 2012, The Manilla Times
How will the new Myanmar shift global rubber demand/supply in the long run? What are the opportunities and challenges to develop rubber on a commercial scale in Myanmar? How can plantations increase productivity and what are the best practices?
CMT's 3rd RubberPLANT Summit continues to explore new opportunities in natural rubber growing countries as well as pertinent issues concerning natural rubber price, plantation techniques and productivity!
Key issues at the 3rd RubberPLANT Summit:
- Agronomic practices and cost of establishment of rubber plantations in Myanmar
- Plans to develop Dawei as an agri-investment corridor and suitability for rubber
- Land, tax, legal and financing issues for structuring a rubber investment in Myanmar
- Natural rubber market on a global scale and price movement for 2013
- Experience from Cambodia: Economic feasibility of intercropping rubber with cassava
- Status of rubber planting & investment prospects in the Philippines and Laos
- Assessment from CIRAD: Carbon sequestration and soil biodiversity in rubber plantations
- Genetic modifications and strategies of molecular breeding for tropical plants
- Social and environmental impact assessment for Myanmar's plantation sector
Dr Tin Maung Aye originates from Myanmar and graduated with a MSc in Agriculture Systems and a PhD in Soil Science from the Massey University in New Zealand. He has worked as a technician at LandCare Research and as a research assistant for Massey University, New Zealand and also was a part-time farmer for orchards in New Zealand.
He did his Post-Doctoral and research fellow with Melbourne University, Australia on fertilizers and irrigated pasture systems for dairy production.
Although he is currently a Cassava Agronomist / Soil Scientist for International Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT in Asia, Tin is very familiar with plantation and farming practices and travels extensively around the region providing trainings and consultancy on sustainable farming practices, yield improvement, and advises on crop suitability in specific agro-ecological zones.
Other confirmed Speakers from
- Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation
- P&A Asia
- Dawei Rubber Planters & Producers Association
- VDB Loi Myanmar
- LMC International Ltd
- Green Asia Global Corporation
- CIRAD (Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement)
- Saitama University
- Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
- EFR Manufacturing Co., Ltd
Meet & Network with Senior Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation Myanmar!
A delegation of 16 officials from rubber producing states of Kachin, Shan, Mon, Tanintharyi, Rakhine, etc., headed by the Director of Industrial Crop Development will be attending 3rd RubberPLANT Summit.
Meet them in person to clarify and discuss issues pertaining to Myanmar's natural rubber sector.
Site Visit to Private
Plantation & Nursery in:
Hmaw Bi & Hlegu
Co-ordinated by Ministry of Agriculture,
Now Open for Reservations.
Limited seats available, so hurry!
PROPOSED ITINERARY: SATURDAY 16 MARCH
- 7:30 am: Depart from ParkRoyal Yangon
- 9:00 am: Arrive in Hmaw Bi (Visit for 1 hr)
- 10:00 am: Depart Hmaw Bi for Hlegu
- 10:45 am: Arrive at Nursery in Hlegu(Visit for 1 hr)
- 11:45 am: Depart Hlegu Nursery:
- 1:15 pm: Arrive in Yangon
- Lunch at Padonmar Restaurant
Why Attend CMT Invest Myanmar Series?
CMT is an active global conference organizer and since 1982 supports business development across Asia, MidEast/Africa and the Americas. Recent political and economic reforms in Myanmar are very encouraging with the country favored as the rising star in Asia...CMT is contributing by bringing business and investments to the country with events that offer vital business intelligence.
1. Proven Track Record
CMT has organized 12 summits in Yangon since March 2012 in key sectors attracting over 3000 delegates from over 50 countries.These include:
- 1st & 2nd Myanmar Oil, Gas & Power
- 1st, 2nd & 3rd New Myanmar Investment
- 1st & 2nd Myanmar Mining
- 14th Asia CemenTrade
- 2nd Commercial Farm Asia
- 1st Myanmar Telecoms Reform Update
- 1st Myanmar Real Estate
- 1st Myanmar POWER Summit
2. Meet Key Officials & Decision-makers
CMT works closely with various ministries. The Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Mines, Ministry ofElectric Power & Ministry of Transport act as official host and supporter of many of our summits
3. Connect with genuine local or foreign partners
Network with the right persons or companies. We attract the best possible candidates you can pick as business associate or partner.
4. Covers All Strategic Sectors
CMT covers all the key sectors - Energy, Mining, Agriculture, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Finance, Power,Telecoms and many more.
5. 1 to 1 Meetings with Government Officials
CMT facilitates dedicated private consultation sessions with government officials at our events.
CMT Invest Myanmar series provide not mere "information" but "insights on growth strategies"
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